There’s something so magical about bridal season. The Aamby Valley India Bridal week Mumbai Edition kicked off with a stunning array of exquisite collections from Jyotsna Tewari and Tarun Tahiliani that had us wishing for our big day to arrive soon.
Inspired by the seven colours from the Navratan jewellery collection, Jyostna Tewari opened Aamby Valley Bridal Week with her collection titled Elohim.
The runway was dotted with rows of white flowers and had a backdrop of arches that set the mood for her decadent collection.
From a white tulle gown with crystal embellishments to a sequinned peplum top and panelled anarkalis, Tewari’s collection caters to the bride seeking a destination wedding.
Jacqueline Fernandez was the showstopper, stepping out in a fuchsia lehenga paired with a gold embroidered choli blouse.
Tarun is no stranger to the bridal market, he knows what brides want – and that’s to look and feel like a princess. The show started with a contemporary dance performance by the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. Choreographed by Jayachandran Palazhy, the runway show was punctuated by their fluid, graceful movements that were a perfect marriage with Tarun’s couture collection. The line was split up into three very distinct collections; first up was:
The Golden Collection
Created with the luxurious Italian lamé jersey, it had a very Grecian vibe to it. Tahiliani took it a notch higher pairing it with chain mail dupattas, 3D flowers and Swarovski embellishments.
The Enchanted Forest
Moving on from gold, the colour palette ranged from beiges to reds and pinks. Saris were paired with obi belts, capes and bustiers giving a modern vibe to the traditional outfits. There was also a touch of Spanish influence, with flamenco inspired outfits making an appearance.
Man of the Hour
The boys weren’t forgotten – draped dhotis created from Kanjeevaram saris and sherwanis with intricate detailing created a stunning visual. The classic bandhgala was given an update with a jersey stole.
Model Rikee Chaterjee was the showstopper wearing a mauve lehenga with pearl work.
A fitting end to day 1 at Indian Bridal Fashion Week.
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